A Dog Walks Into a Nursing Home: Lessons in the Good Life from an Unlikely Teacher (MP3 CD)

By Sue Halpern, Karen White (Read by)
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Description


At loose ends with her daughter leaving home and her husband on the road, Sue Halpern decided to give herself and Pransky, her under-occupied Labradoodle, a new leash--er, lease--on life by getting the two of them certified as a therapy dog team. Smart, spirited, and instinctively compassionate, Pransky turned out to be not only a terrific therapist but an unerring moral compass. In the unlikely sounding arena of a public nursing home, she led her teammate into a series of encounters with the residents that revealed depths of warmth, humor, and insight Halpern hadn't expected. And little by little, their adventures expanded and illuminated Halpern's sense of what virtue is and does--how acts of kindness transform the giver as well as the given-to.
Funny, moving, and profound, "A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home" is the story of how one faithful, charitable, loving, and sometimes prudent mutt--showing great hope, fortitude, and restraint along the way (the occasional begged or stolen treat notwithstanding)--taught a well-meaning woman the true nature and pleasures of the good life.

About the Author


Sue Halpern is the author of "Four Wings and a Prayer", "Migrations to Solitude", and two books of fiction, and she is a scholar-in-residence at Middlebury College.

Karen White is a classically trained actress who has been recording audiobooks for over twelve years. An Audie Award finalist, she has earned several AudioFile Earphones Awards, including for "Everything That Rises Must Converge" by Flannery O Connor and "No Passengers beyond This Point "by Gennifer Choldenko. Her reading of "The Hemingses of Monticello" by Annette Gordon-Reed was named one of "AudioFile" s Best Audiobooks of 2009.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781452662107
ISBN-10: 145266210X
Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
Publication Date: May 16th, 2013
Language: English